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Grenada PM warns against indecent behaviour during Carnival celebrations

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 11:43 AM
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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is warning against lewd and indecent behaviour as Grenada celebrates its annual Carnival that ends on August 13 with the traditional street jump-up.

Mitchell, who is also National Security Minister, says indecent behaviour will not be tolerated.

Referring to images of indecency demonstrated at a recent regional Carnival, Mitchell said he would not want to see that type of behaviour on display in Grenada, adding that although Carnival is a season of festivity, the island is still very much a Christian society.

“Let our watchwords be clean, safe, healthy fun. Indecent and lewd behaviour will not be tolerated and the officers of Royal Grenada Police Force will be vigilant and act quickly to remove persons who exhibit such behaviour at public events,” he warned.

“We must also be very conscious of the example we set for our children and grandchildren. So let us enjoy ourselves this carnival season but let us do so in a clean, safe and healthy way.”

According to the Criminal Code, a person who is found guilty of indecent, disorderly or insulting behaviour can be imprisoned for up to three months or fined EC$1000 or both.

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